Once upon a time, there was a sweet young thing known as house music. House music was simple folk, riding boxcars, carrying only a small bundle wrapped in a kerchief tied to the end of a stick. People said this beat would never amount to anything. But house music didn't listen, and you know what happened? The electronic beat found a home, and that home is Residence at 7th Circuit Studios (228 NE 59th St., Miami) "Where House Music Lives." Now house spends its nights with DJ Chris, Chilly, DJ Peace, and Andre Soul in the bohemian loft space above the Design District club, safe from the South Beach and downtown Miami crowd that used to mock it. The groove begins at 10:00. Admission is $10, $15 for kids not yet a member of da club. Call 305-803-1939. Ryan Brown
Roots, Rock, and Samba
It's Monday and the family's finally gone. You're done with the chitchatting, and if you see one more football game, you'll rip your head off and hurl it. So chill to the sounds of another American legacy at the Hispanic Heritage Community Concert tonight at 7:00 at the Tower Theater (1508 SW Eighth St., Miami). Sabor Brazil (above) performs dazzling mandolin, guitar, and piano melodies. The result: choro, the lilting, acoustic grandfather to samba and bossa nova. Also bringing the goods are Cuban pianist Simon Marin, Brazilian percussionist Ney Rosauro, and Mexican cello sensation Javier Arias. Admission is free. Call 305-643-6091, or visit www.mdc.edu. Holly Hickman
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Thank the Academy
Catch a local rising star
The phrase is a show-biz cliché, but for the artists chosen to perform at the Florida Grammy Showcase, it really is an honor just to be nominated. More than 230 unsigned musicians submitted entries to the local chapter of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences for the honor. The remaining six finalists will perform before a crowd of music fans and discerning industry professionals. Tonight at 7:00 support local talent and enjoy live music by reggaeton sensation Beibi G., Fort Lauderdale-based rockers Crease, and singer/songwriter Zach Ziskin, among others. Get your groove on at crobar, 1445 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Tickets cost ten dollars. Call 305-672-4060, or visit www.grammy.com/florida.aspx. Patrice Elizabeth Grell Yursik